Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Party and Driving

So this past weekend we had a surprise birthday party for my mom who turned 60. She definitely doesn't look or act 60, I hope I can be that way when I'm her age. It was so fun to have everyone over to our home and surprise her! We had a family picture taken a few weeks ago and so for her birthday we framed the family picture and then gave her a book of memories (basically told her how great she is :))

In other news we now have 3 drivers in our home....Yes, Sydney is driving! At first it was super scary and gave me a heart attack a few times. But we try and let her drive when we are with her in the car and she does a good job. She is getting the hang of it, and she is so excited to be behind the wheel!

We had valentines day this week. It was fun to give my kids valentines and love notes. I tried red food coloring on the kids eggs, it tasted the same but just looked interesting....Anyway I gave my sweetheart a new tool chest as he needed one badly to clean up his tools that are scattered all over the garage. He gave me a beautiful necklace that I've been asking for and he then had 2 of the young women in our ward come and sing to me ( I can't help falling in love with you) and gave me a rose and a valentine card. It was super sweet and romantic! We then topped the day off with a seafood buffet for the whole family. Life is busy, busy but so good:)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's about time!!

Well here it is Feb 2011 and I am way behind on my blog. Life just seems to get away from me and time goes by at warp speed and I find myself slacking on my journaling. So I'm going to try and sum up the last 5 months. Sorry if I babble and jump around. Well let's see Zach finished football and we headed right into fall ball for the boys. Zach was in the school spelling bee, he didn't win but it was fun to watch. Kyle was in his 3rd grade Christmas musical as an elf, he loved it and did a great job. Zach turned 12!! He is now a deacon and goes to mutual on wednesdays and is a boy scout. Kyle turned 9 and is in cub scouts and is playing basketball. Chloe is loving Kindergarten and is a little chatty but she is getting better. Sydney is a sophomore and doing well. She has a busy social calendar and loves to just hang with her friends. She received her patriarchial blessing in November which was a very special and sweet night. Sydney is also on the Hamilton Soccer Team and she is one of their captains. Her last game was awesome she got a hat trick and ended the season with a bang!

We had Chris's family down for Thanksgiving this year and it was so fun to hang out with everyone, we are so glad they came. We had Christmas with my family and had a wonderful Christmas eve at mom's and then we had Christmas Day dinner at our house. The kids got lots of good stuff, some of the highlights are Sydney- clothes, new phone, Zach- new phone, xbox stuff, Kyle- xbox games, new bike, Chloe- lots of Rapunzel stuff and a pillow pet. It was so cute, she would run down the hall screaming after she opened up each gift that she loved, it was so funny! Chris's parents stayed with us from the end of November to the end of January. They stay in their really cool RV right in our yard. It was so fun having them here and the kids loved being able to see them whenever they wanted. In January we met up with Chris's sister and her family and my in-laws in Disneyland! It was so fun to go and play for 3 days.

Life has been extremely busy. Being the YW president takes ALOT of time. I didn't realize how much but it's like a part time job. I love it!! But I'm always thinking, planning, and doing something for YW daily. Chris is the faithful 11 year old scout leader and always does a great job. He keeps busy working around our new yard and being with the family. I guess our biggest news is that we moved in October. It was a home that i had seen on the internet and then Chris saw it one day as he was driving around. We decided that we wanted to see it, so we called our trusty realtor (my mom) and she helped us wheel and deal until we got it! We actually lost it twice before it was ours so we had to work hard for this house. It is a home that needs some extra help due to lack of effort on the previous owners part. He let alot of things go so we have been picking up the slack. It has 5 bedrooms , 6 bathrooms, a large loft (which included a pool table), toy room, music room, upstairs laundry, downstairs office and master bedroom. This home could be ours forever if we wanted. I really don't want to move again, I love it here! I will put pics on here soon of the house. Here are some random pics of the last 5 months.